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Amendment to the Singapore Companies Act 2014

After a recent review, changes have been made to the Singapore Companies Act 2014, which came into force on July 1st, 2015.


Taxation of Singapore investment companies

The Singapore Tax Authority (IRAS) have special rules relating to the taxation of investment companies. An investment company is one that owns investments such as properties, shares, bonds and therefore derives income such as rental, dividend and interest.


ACRA announce important reforms to the Singapore Companies Act

ACRA announced that they will be making legislative changes to the Singapore Companies Act which will be taking effect in two phases; the first phase is effective from the first of July, with the second phase to be implemented in the first Quarter of 2016.


Registration of charges in the Republic of Singapore

The Accounting and Corporate Regulation Authority (ACRA) of the Republic of Singapore defines the Charge as "a form of security interest usually taken by a lender or creditor (“chargee”) to secure the repayment of a loan”.[1]


How Singapore’s 2015 Budget will help SMEs

Singapore has a government who recognises the potentials of what Small & medium Enterprises (SMEs) can do for the economy and likes to support them accordingly. Since June 2014, Singapore has been chairing the ASEAN SME Working Group. Singapore hopes to lead fellow ASEAN members into the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community for SMEs in 2015.


Changes to the law which will impact Singapore based CSPs

Singapore's national regulator of business entities, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) have introduced a number of legal changes and new legislation regarding how companies are required to file their annual returns, which will impact Corporate Service Providers (CSPs) in Singapore.


Complete withholding tax guide in Singapore 2015

Eltoma's experts have compiled some need to know information and we are happy to provide a complimentary downloadable guide to withholding tax Singapore in PDF format.


Requirements for company liquidation in Singapore

There are various conditions a company must fulfil in order to be struck-off legitimately. One of the conditions is that the company must have filed all the tax returns until the date of the strike off. The Directors and Shareholders must ensure that any outstanding income, tax returns, accounts and tax computation have been submitted up to the date of cessation.


FATCA and its preliminary effects on Cyprus and Singapore banks

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a U.S. law with the purpose to detect and impede the evasion of tax by U.S. persons including individuals who live outside the country. The purpose of FATCA is to eliminate and discourage offshore tax evasion by citizens or residents.